American Cancer Society Hope Lodge—
St. Louis, MO
1. Contact local referring professional – either treating physician, nurse coordinator, or social worker.
2. Request a referral to be sent to the Hope Lodge in St. Louis, MO.
3. Call Hope Lodge hospitality at 314-286-8150 to confirm receipt.
Please review the sections below for more information:
To stay at Hope Lodge St. Louis, patients must:
- Have an approved referral sent to Hope Lodge by their doctor, nurse or social worker verifying treatment
- Age 18 or older to stay, both patient and caregiver
- Have a permanent address 40 miles or more away from St. Louis
- Be receiving outpatient cancer treatment at a St. Louis-area hospital
- Any patient requiring a skilled nursing staff is not eligible to stay.
All referrals must be approved by the Hope Lodge manager before a guest can stay. Referrals are approved Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Guest referrals received more than 48 hours of an anticipated arrival will receive a hospitality call from a staff member.
Although taking a tour of Hope Lodge prior to checking in is not always convenient, we recommend that the patient and caregiver do so if possible. Our tenured staff will make you feel welcome long before you arrive
While everything is done to ensure the contentment of our guests, our Hope Lodge is not a medical facility. For more specific information on the eligibility requirements, please contact June Shinners at (314) 286-8150 June.Shinners@cancer.org.
American Cancer Society Programs and Services available to Hope Lodge Guests
Look Good…Feel Better® – A free community-based service that teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during cancer treatments. Look Good…Feel Better sessions take place at Hope Lodge every month.
cancer.org – The American Cancer Society’s Web site is an interactive site equipped with cancer information, cancer profiler, on-line discussions, calendar of events, local resources, a network of survivors, and more.
1-800-227-2345 – The American Cancer Society’s National Cancer Information Center toll-free number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Information Specialists will answer cancer-related questions, connect you to your local office, and send you free information.
Transportation Assistance – The American Cancer Society provides transportation assistance in the form of a gas card to help with gasoline reimbursement. Criteria may be found on the application which you can receive at your local American Cancer Society office, conveniently located next door to Hope Lodge.
Other Programs and Activities available at the Hope Lodge for guests:
Healing Touch- Every Thursday
Healing touch is a type of alternative healing using hands-on and energy-based techniques to balance and align the human energy field. Body, mind, emotion and spirit are touched through this therapeutic process, and each individual is empowered to participate fully in his or her healing journey.
Way of Life Church- 2nd Monday of each month
Art Therapy - Every Wednesday
Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses art materials, such as paints, chalk and markers. Art therapy combines traditional psychotherapeutic theories and techniques with an understanding of the psychological aspects of creative process, especially the affective properties of the different art materials.
What To Bring
Hope Lodge provides the following items: coffee, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and paper products. Bed linens, blankets, spreads, and pillows are also provided. However, feel free to bring your favorite items from home.
Hope Lodge provides fully equipped kitchenettes with dishes, pots and pans, refrigerators, freezers, and cupboards for food storage. All guests are responsible for their own meals and personal toiletries.
Food storage space is limited, so only bring a few days worth of food. There are grocers and pharmacies within walking distance of Hope Lodge. Visit the Local Area Resources page for more information.
Local News, Events, and Reunions
Hope Lodge Council Chairman Garry Pincock announced the launch of a completely new look for the Hope Lodge program on the American Cancer Society’s corporate website, cancer.org. The redesign includes detailed information relevant to the patients and caregivers that stay at American Cancer Society Hope Lodges. Each of the 30+ Hope Lodges around the country has its own “microsite” showcasing lodge information, virtual tours and guest comments.
Residency at a Hope Lodge facility is a courtesy extended at the sole discretion of American Cancer Society. All individuals who meet the Hope Lodge eligibility requirements will be welcomed regardless of race, creed, citizenship, physical disability, gender, color, ethnic heritage, veteran status, economic status, or sexual orientation. For admissions information, please select a Hope Lodge location.